This is a shortened version of a blog published here: I’ve spent a few weeks looking at some numbers which tell an extraordinary story about the asylum system, and the ‘New Plan for Immigration’ on which the Home Office are currently consulting. They are so extraordinary that they make me raise at least 1 eyebrow. [...]

By |2021-05-04T17:03:32+01:004th May 2021|News|0 Comments

All Women

The shocking murder of Sarah Everard has prompted Boris Johnson to  speak out about his “determination to drive out violence against women and girls and make every part of the criminal justice system work to protect and defend them”. In November  2017 I wrote about the #metoo movement, trying to tread the finest of lines. Trying [...]

By |2021-03-17T15:14:20+00:0017th March 2021|News|0 Comments

Lockdown learning

Staff at Hope projects have had to think of new ways of working during the pandemic: the office has been closed for the duration, and contacts were limited to phone calls, on-line, and emergencies only. Some residents, such as the women in the picture, have been doing their English and other classes from home - [...]

By |2020-07-30T11:42:21+01:0030th July 2020|News|0 Comments


We've had a bit of email trouble here at Hope Projects. If anyone has been trying to get in touch with us in late July, it probably didn't get through. Please accept our apologies, and can you please resend? Thanks - everyone at Hope

By |2020-07-27T10:31:45+01:0027th July 2020|News|0 Comments

Gunboats. And our proud tradition…

(originally blogged by Phil Davis, Hope Coordinator, at “The UK has a proud tradition of providing asylum to those who need it and the safety and wellbeing of those in our care is of the utmost importance.” I know this to be true. The Home Office repeat it frequently. Somewhere in comms in Croydon [...]

By |2020-09-25T16:52:43+01:0010th July 2020|News|0 Comments
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